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The Evangelical Alliance says “it is questionable to extend the Penal Code only for a specific group of people”. The next socio-political debate around the corner is the ‘marriage for all’ law.
The fall of a criminal ring exposes the risk of ‘sexting’ and other online practices. “Being judged is the biggest fear of victims”, says Christian expert Ioana Humelnicu.
Digital persecution is on the rise, the WWL 2020 shows. Asia Bibi’s release was one of the the good news.
The spread of violent Islamic militancy across Sub-Saharan Africa and South-east Asia, and the rise of Christians targeted by organized crime in Latin America, are some of the trends of the 2020 Open Doors WWL.
The Bible appears to be in the Aramaic language and inscribed on papyrus. Four suspects, including two potential purchasers, were detained.
The decision would allow the Vatican to hand over documents concerning crimes against children. Survivors associations respond with caution.
According to the police, the person under arrest is acused of sexually assaulting a 17 year old girl inside the church building. Neither the pastor nor the community are part of the Spanish Federation of Evangelical Entities.
Members of local churches have died during the shootings after the arrest of ‘Chapo’ Guzman’s son. “Cartels have more power than the government”, Christians in Mexico denounce.
At least 12 people have died and 600 have been arrested because of xenophobic attacks. “Churches have started to accompany innocent victims of this madness”, evangelicals say.
Drug cartel suspected in the killing of one pastor. The head of an evangelical shelter for refugees was kidnapped while interfering with a drug ring’s efforts to kidnap Cuban immigrants.
Despite the decline of crimes, these organisations still are very influential in Southern Italy. Christians should “face Mafia with the Biblical responsibility that it deserves”, says Giuseppe Rizza of the Italian Evangelical Alliance.
Books, series and films have left us with striking testimonies of those who, while representing Christianity, wonder where their faith is. An article about three of the most acclaimed stories of 2018.
Images of child rape are available online long after the victims are rescued, the Internet Watch Foundation said in a recent report. “The cause of the problem is the demand”.
The leadership of the biggest evangelical denomination of the United States reacts: “Courage and grace of these survivors is contrasted with the horrific depravity of those who would use the name of Jesus to prey on them”.
Newspaper ‘El País’ witnesses how members of rival gangs worship together in an overcrowded prison. “We feel free, when Christ opens your heart there is no turning back”.
Most administrative prosecutions end in punishment. Many are prosecuted for sharing their faith on the street. “Believers go out to share their faith less often, and give out publications or invitations less openly”.
“The sad situation of the Catholic Church is a warning”, says the President of the National Council of Evangelicals in France.
“God is using these streams of immigrants to give us the opportunity to share the gospel with them”, says the new Swedish Evangelical Alliance Secretary General Olof Edsinger. “But our politicians were quite naïve”.
Volunteers working with the Christian association Valoare Plus set up support groups in secondary schools to mentor teenagers in risk of being trafficked for pornography and prostitution.
More than 32,000 cases of human trafficking have been analysed by Polaris, a leader in the global fight to eradicate modern slavery.
A Spanish TV documentary will tell the story of Jose Rabadan, who murdered his parents and sister. He is rehabilitated now, and is a member of an evangelical church. “Showing that there is hope is part of the reintegration”.
The former Bosnian Serb commander “significantly contributed” to the murder of 7,000 Bosniak men and boys in the 1990s, the UN tribunal in The Hague has sentenced.
Stories about lost children explore our greatest fears. The big TV revelation this summer was an impressive Argentinean series produced by HBO called The Bronze Garden.
The northwestern German state has formally banned 2 Hells Angels groups. "Their everyday lives consist of forced prostitution, violence, weapons, and drugs", NRW state Interior Minister says.
Christian MP Stephen Timms: “Carrying acid should be an offence like carrying a knife”. In 2017, more than 450 attacks were reported in London alone.